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Armistead Maupin SIGNIFICANT OTHERS First Edition Signed

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First edition, first print hardback published by Chatto & Windus Ltd in 1988. Signed, inscribed and dated by Maupin on the half title page
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First edition, first print hardback of SIGNIFICANT OTHERS by Armistead Maupin and published by Chatto & Windus Ltd., London, 1988. Signed, inscribed and dated by Maupin on the half title page.

The book is in very good condition (clean green cloth boards and silver lettering on spine. Minor creasing lines on front board and slight creasing to spine edges) with light wear to the price clipped dust jacket, which is protected in a brodart sleeve. Internally, the pages are clean and tight, there are no tears and no other inscriptions. There is light tanning to the pages and slight spinal lean.

Armistead Maupin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina. He served as a naval officer in the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam. Maupin worked briefly as a reporter for a newspaper in South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. The climate of freedom and tolerance he found in his adopted city inspired him to come out publicly as homosexual in 1974. Two years later, he launched his 'Tales of the City' serial in the San Francisco Chronicle, the first fiction to appear in an American daily for decades.

Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Michael Tolliver Lives. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three novels in the Tales series. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette.

Significant Others is the fifth book in the Tales of the City series. It originally was serialized in the San Francisco Examiner.

"How many writers have found themselves compared with Dickens, Proust, P. G. Wodehouse, Anthony Powell, Rabelais, Tom Wolfe, Evelyn Waugh... and yet still have a style that is delightfully, addictively their own? This distinction is Armistead Maupin's for his hilarious and bittersweet novels of San Francisco life - novels which have earned him devoted fans on both sides of the Atlantic (and the Pacific).

Significant Others, the latest self-contained chronicle in the 'Tales of the City' saga, is a cunningly observed class comedy that's sure to be relished by the cognoscenti and by new readers alike. A holiday in the redwoods goes uproariously awry when the opposing sexes camp out rather too close to each other for comfort. Among those entangled in the mayhem are DeDe Halcyon, reformed debutante, troubled househusband Brian Hawkins, and the irrepressible Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver (arguably Maupin's most beloved creation).

With its mordant yet compassionate understanding of modern love in its many varities. Significant Others is Armistead Maupin at his finest."

'An enormously talented writer—witty but always sympathetic, generous in showing us the secrets of his heart.' - Amy Tan

'Comedy in its most classical form…[with] some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read.' - The Guardian (London)

'The colour is wonderful, the line bold and flowing. It is also wise, witty, loving, and caring about the foibles and frailties we all seem to have.' - David Hockney

278 pages. Illustrated with line drawings within the text.

ISBN: 0 7011 3287 6

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  • Weight:
    0.64kg
  • Product Code:
    2120
  • Condition:
    Used
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